Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Year of Reviews - 2023

Review – Cruel King by K.A. Linde

Cruel King; Cruel #7
(#7 within a series)

Publication Date: March 28, 2023

Genre/Tropes: Contemporary/Fake Dating/Billionaire Romance

Author: K.A. Linde

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars


Gavin King is total book boyfriend dreamy!

Gavin hasn’t forgotten Whitley, even though their past says they aren’t relationship people, Gavin knew Whit was the woman for him, especially once he had a taste of her. With her back in NYC he knew he had to play it differently this time around or chance losing her for good. Between good morning coffee’s and subway rides he works his charm on her before asking Whit to attend a family wedding as his fake fiancé. Gasp! So many steps were leaped over.

This is the point I would recommend reading Cruel Kiss, the prequel to Cruel King before diving in. It gives a peek into Gavin and Whit’s friendship, their flirtatious nature with each other, and the hot trip that crossed boundaries which was the catalyst that sent Whitley running three years ago, but now she’s back in NYC and more importantly back in Gavin’s orbit and this time he’s not giving her a chance to escape.

As lines begin to blur it isn’t long before wedding plans are being made and with a twist of fate their relationship could really be turning into something real. That’s scarier than anything Whitley has ever faced before.

Between Gavin’s notorious past and Whitley’s skittish relationship past, these two seem like the least likeliest pair to ever settle down, or does that make them the most likely to end up together? Time will tell as they bring two families together between the glam of NYC and the big belts of Texas in this Cruel world romance.


A new stand alone fake relationship romance set in the glitz and glamour of the Cruel world from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde…

The most eligible bachelor in New York City just asked me to be his fake fiancé.

Gavin King is six and a half feet of delectable billionaire with a devil’s smile that says he knows exactly what he’s going to do to me later. Because he has.

Three years ago, I caught him in the shower and promptly fell into his bed. But neither of us were relationship material. Not to mention I’d just broken up with his best friend.

Now, I’m back in the city and he has a plan:

Go to his cousin’s wedding.
Convince his family that he’s not an eternal bachelor.
Post a huge elaborate break up later.

With those big puppy dog eyes begging me to agree, claiming I’m the only one who can pull it off, I say yes. What could go wrong? Other than pulling it off so successfully that the line between real and fake blurs.

When my family flips the whole script, I can’t see a way out. And I’m starting to wonder if I even want one.

A sexy one-night stand romance set in the glitz and glamorous Cruel world by USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde…

Gavin King is not boyfriend material.

And neither am I.

That’s how our friendship works. We flirt and tease and joke, but at the end of the day, playing wingman is preferable to risking my heart.

Until I break up with my boyfriend the day that I leave for a two-week Caribbean vacation. And Gavin and I are the only single people on the island.

But remember that boyfriend I dumped?

Yeah, it’s his best friend.

The last thing I want to do is come between friends. And I swore the green eyes, wicked dimple, and chiseled body weren’t enough to convince me. But then I caught him in the shower…and he said he was thinking about me.

Now, I can’t stop picturing what I saw.

Maybe my ex doesn’t ever have to know.

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